Between Hands - Jolijn van den Heuvel

30.01.2020 – 15.02.2020
Exhibition at SEA Foundation, Tilburg, NL


With her multi-medial work, Jolijn van den Heuvel focuses her attention on the commonly unnoticed details in the world around us. By isolating these moments and fragments, she generates the world in numerous poetic gestures.

“My work arises from moments of unconscious interaction in daily life, often between me, places, people and things. Within these moments I want to capture the “marginal” aspects of our society, such as the ways in which people leave traces behind.

I often work with different media such as video, photography and ceramics that I bring together in the physical form of an installation. With my work I want to “recharge” existing objects and situations with meaning and feeling, so that they speak again. These poetic gestures are the expression of an invisible inner world, in which I want the personal to communicate in a universal way. With my images I want to transcend the anecdotal by creating a poetic visual language.”


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Between Hands by Jolijn van den Heuvel marks the end of the virtual vitrine #sea_youhere 2019. This project, initiated by Giusy V. Castaldo, virtually hosted a group of 12 artists. Each month, one artist presented three works. By directing attention to their professional practices and to their individual or collective projects on SEA Foundation's website and social media, a wider audience was envisaged.

Participating artists: Lauren Berkowitz (AU), Kacey Wong (HK), Johanna Bruckner (AT), Nicholas Daubanes (FR), Antonio Fiorentino (IT), Jeewi Rosa Lee (KR/DE), Vasco Araujo (PT), Eleni Bagaki (GR), Marco Ivic (VZ/CR), Xiaoyi Chen (CN), Frederic Geurts (BE) and Jessica Van Deursen (NL) and concluding artist Jolijn van den Heuvel (NL).



Installation view of Between Hands

Opening of Between Hands © Michaela Davidova

Installation view of Between Hands

Installation view of Between Hands